Sustainability as the shared commitment and outcome of the relationship
A joint commitment to sustainability is held by both companies as a societal and business goal. “Our relationship starts at the top,” Clement commented, “JCI is a sustainability company and Accenture shares that goal as well. Our CEOs meet about this topic on a regular basis.” The JCI Accenture partnership is the embodiment of that shared commitment.
JCI and Accenture evolved their long-term relationship into a joint partnership two years ago with solutions for Return to Work, Security and Sustainability. Clement pointed out an important shift in the way JCI thought about its products. “We recognized that CEOs and companies were investing in highly productive work environments, not controls on an HVAC chiller or sensors. The services we offer transfer capital and operational risk from companies to the outcomes that they value.”
These solutions came together through a combination of insights, skills and resources from both JCI and Accenture. These solutions represent new ideas and opportunities resulting from this relationship.
JCI Return to Work, Security and Sustainability Solutions
The solutions they have created together build on the strengths of each partner and have created technologies that neither would have built working independently. The examples include: